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Freeview reception at BS23 4EF


For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter. The map below shows the transmitters predicted to provide a signal at this location.

You can click on any transmitter symbol to show the coverage area as a green overlay on the map. Double click on a transmitter symbol to go to the transmitter information page.

You can also view the ten closest potential '4G-at-800' mobile phone masts within 1.5km of the selected location - these masts may be used for 4G-at-800 mobile broadband services from 2013-2015.

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There are 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS234EF (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

 EE,  Multiple operators,  O2,  3,  Vodafone,  location on line-of-sight,  Selected location,  Freeview transmitter,  Freeview light transmitter,  Engineering/fault today.

These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

E4 (Wales)Wenvoe COM4
1BBC One (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB1
2BBC TwoWenvoe WalesPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
5Channel 5Wenvoe WalesPSB2
6ITV 2Wenvoe WalesPSB2
8Made in CardiffWenvoe LCF
9BBC FourWenvoe WalesPSB1
10ITV3Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
11Sky ArtsWenvoe COM5
12QuestWenvoe COM6
13E4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
14Film4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
17ReallyWenvoe COM5
18More4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
19DaveWenvoe COM5
20DramaWenvoe COM4
215USAWenvoe COM4
 
23BBC ThreeWenvoe WalesPSB1
25WWenvoe COM6
26ITV4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
27YesterdayWenvoe COM6
29ITV2 +1Wenvoe COM4
 
30E4 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
31E4 ExtraWenvoe COM5
325STARWenvoe COM4
335ActionWenvoe COM4
34GREAT! moviesWenvoe COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
36pickWenvoe COM5
39DMAXWenvoe COM6
40Quest RedWenvoe COM5
41LegendWenvoe COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionWenvoe COM4
43Food NetworkWenvoe COM5
44HGTVWenvoe COM6
46Channel 5 +1Wenvoe COM4
47Film4 +1Wenvoe COM5
 
48ChallengeWenvoe COM5
494sevenWenvoe COM5
565SELECTWenvoe PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelWenvoe COM5
58ITVBe +1Wenvoe COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Wenvoe COM4
60Drama +1Wenvoe COM5
64BlazeWenvoe COM4
67CBS RealityWenvoe COM4
70Quest +1Wenvoe COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Wenvoe COM6
73HobbyMakerWenvoe COM6
74Dave ja vuWenvoe COM4
75Yesterday +1Wenvoe COM5
78TCCWenvoe COM4
 
81Blaze +1Wenvoe COM4
82Talking Pictures TVWenvoe COM6
83Together TVWenvoe COM5
84PBS AmericaWenvoe COM6
88Classic HitsWenvoe COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Wenvoe COM4
101BBC One HDWenvoe PSB3
102BBC Two HDWenvoe PSB3
103UTV HDWenvoe PSB3
103STV HDWenvoe PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDWenvoe PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWenvoe PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWenvoe PSB3
106BBC Four HDWenvoe PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWenvoe PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDWenvoe PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Wenvoe PSB3
201CBBCWenvoe WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesWenvoe WalesPSB1
203CITVWenvoe COM4
 
204CBBC HDWenvoe PSB3
205CBeebies HDWenvoe PSB3
208Pop PlayerWenvoe COM4
209Ketchup TVWenvoe COM4
210Ketchup TooWenvoe COM4
 
211YAAAS!Wenvoe COM4
231BBC NewsWenvoe WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWenvoe WalesPSB1
233Sky NewsWenvoe COM5
235Al Jazeera EngWenvoe COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonWenvoe WalesPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Dave Lindsay
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4:55 PM

Bharat: It probably won't cause a problem but I suspect it isn't giving any benefit and so is surplus to requirements.

It had crossed my mind that you could use the Commtel (2 Way "Blister") amplifier in the loft, at least temporarily until a replacement for the other is found - if it is found to be at fault. However, if the connectors aren't the usual type found on TVs then it won't be suitable.


As far as the tuning goes, you need to get the TV tuned again. Manual tuning, if it is available on your set, will allow you to input the UHF channel (frequency) and should give an indication of strength/quality, this usually before you press the button to scan.

For the Midhurst transmitter, which is that you are using, BBC is on UHF channel 55 (746MHz) and ITV/C4 is on C56 (754MHz). The other standard definition channels are 54, 59 and 50 (738MHz, 778MHz and 706MHz respectively). If it's a HD set then C58 also needs tuning (which is 770MHz). This might be a quicker route to sitting and waiting for it to run the automatic tuning everytime do something different in an effort to restore service.

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Dave Lindsay
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5:07 PM

Bharat: If you're using the 2-Way amplifier to split the signal and send it 2 ways then maybe it serves a purpose.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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John Plumtree
10:48 AM
Southport

I have just received a YOUVIEW box from TalkTalk. All is well on reception of all channels except for receiving BBC News HD and BBC4 HD and CBBC HD. on Youview channels 106 107 and 74. I see these channels are on Freeview channels 31 and 35. I have tries retunes etc but to no avail. Will I need a new wideband aerial? Can you please help

My postcode is PR9 7QZ and receive tv from Winter Hill.

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Russ Dring
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10:54 AM
Spalding

John Plumtree: Where are you, a postcode would help, do you know which transmitter you use?

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Russ Dring
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11:01 AM
Spalding

Russ Dring: Sorry I just noticed you have given a location! If you have a group c/d aerial on Winter Hill, then a wideband aerial is strictly speaking necessary as the new Com 7 and 8 are in group a frequencies 30-38.

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dani242
11:05 AM
Bordon

Bad or no reception in surrey/hants area.

2-3 days ago the already bad reception in our area(GU35 8) got steadily worse and broke down completley last night on virtually all frequenies. Now it is ALL frequencies!

Is there eng. Work going on around here?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:21 PM

John Plumtree: Unfortunately, evidently so. This is because your aerial is probably a Group C/D one which means it is most sensitive to frequencies in the top third of the ban, which is where Winter Hill's has been up to now.

The new quasi-national HD multiplex has been fitted in on a previously unused portion of frequencies which are well below those of C/D, hence a wideband aerial might prove necessary.

BBC News HD (and BBC Four HD for that matter) should, on the signal strength screen, be shown as being tuned to UHF channel 31 (554MHz), this being the broadcast from Winter Hill.

An amplifier (booster) might help. If you have one fitted and it is variable it might be worth increasing it a bit to see if reception of the new HD mux improves.

If you do get a wideband aerial it should be a log periodic, without question, rather than a yagi.

Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

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samantha
4:54 PM
Halifax

im still having trouble with the picture and sound on tv

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Dave Lindsay
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5:05 PM

samantha: There are engineering works at Emley Moor and several people have commented on changes in reception over the last hour or so.

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malcolm james
5:39 PM
East Grinstead

I can not get freeview channels 1-9 however often I try to retune. done what your site suggested but to no avail. what is the problem

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